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Maratona dles Dolomites & Etape or La Marmotte combo tour

2nd to 5th July

The DolomitesIf you’re looking to ride the Maratona dles Dolomites on Sunday 1st July and then either l’Etape du Tour or La Marmotte on Sunday 8th July, we will take you and your bike on Monday after the Maratona to Lake Como for 3 nights before moving to either the Maratona or Etape on Thursday.
In Como, you can join us and take on some of the iconic climbs that regularly feature in Il Lombardia, or use the time to recover before your next challenge. 

We will transport your bike fully assembled on our specially adapted Sports Tours International minibus, which will support you on our two guided rides around Lake Como and the surrounding climbs.
We will tackle climbs of the Muro di Sormano and the Madonna de Ghisallo.

Northern Italy is well known for its cycling enthusiasm. Some of the World’s best known manufacturers are from this region : Pinarello, Bianchi, Campagnolo and Kuota.

During our 3 days in the Como region we will explore some of the roads made famous by the last of the Monuments of Cycling; the Giro Lombardia.

Each year the Giro di Lombardia, or Il Lombardia, visits this area. Rotating between a Lake Como or Bergamo start and finish, in 2017 the Giro di Lombardia started in Bergamo and finished in Como. In 2018 just metres away from the beautiful Lake Como the riders will start their race. Along the roughly 245 km route, the riders will visit climbs like the iconic Madonna del Ghisallo, the lower Italian Alps and beautiful Italian countryside. As is common with the Giro di Lombardia, the exact route will not be known until much closer to race day.

About the hotel:

★★★ Hotel Borgo Antico Como:
The Borgo Antico Hotel is located in the heart of the historical town of Como, just a short walk from its wonderful lake and the city centre. The hotel is at just a five minute walk from the Como San Giovanni station and ten minutes from the old town and lake.
The hotel offers free Wi-Fi throughout and all of its elegant rooms are air conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV and en-suite bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Each morning you will be served a buffet-style continental breakfast.
Your bike will be securely stored in the hotel’s garage.
The Borgo Antico hotel in Como is 45 minutes away from Milano Malpensa Airport.

Planned itinerary:

Monday 2nd July:
After a leisurely breakfast this morning, check out of your Maratona hotel before we head to Como. The drive takes approximately 5 hours, so we will arrive in Como mid-afternoon. In Como we are staying at the Hotel Boro Antico near the lake on bed and breakfast basis

Tuesday 3rd July:
In the next few days our cycling guide will take you to explore some of the roads around lake Como.

Wednesday 4th July:
In the next few days our cycling guide will take you to explore some of the roads around lake Como.

Thursday 5th July:
This morning we will set off for the French Alps.

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£479 per person based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room
£169 per person supplement for the single occupancy of a room

Included with your weekend travel package:

  • Support from our driver and bike guide
  • Transfers from Corvara area to Como and from Como to Alpe d’Huez or Annecy
  • All in-resort transfers for you and your bike
  • 3 nights at the 3 star hotel Borgo Antico in Como with all hotel taxes included
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Guided rides in the Lombardia region and around Lake Como
  • A comprehensive travel itinerary
  • A safe pair of hands – More information

Available as an extra:

HOW TO BOOK:
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At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person plus any applicable entry fee. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.

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Important Information:

Sports Travel – Keeping safe:
For some tips on how to stay safe whilst you travel, please have a look here.

Single travellers and twin to share:
We welcome single travellers on our tours and holidays as it is a great way to join a like-minded group of people and you will make lots of new friends. If you would like to join our group as a single traveller we can offer you two options. A single room or if you want to avoid the single supplement then you can make use of our ‘twin to share’ option. We will pair you up with another traveller (of the same sex) and you can enjoy the event without having to pay extra.

General, visa, passport and health information:
For passport and visa information, please check the relevant section on this page.General Travel and health Information for your destination is available on the FCO website. Please note that this information relates to UK passport holders only and that other nationalities should refer to their own authorities for this information.

Travel Insurance:
For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in running events. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.

 

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